Solutions

Modernization

Ours is a specialist business, in a niche area within the legacy modernization space. With a multitude of industry verticals as well as public service projects under our belt, MSS automated migration technology has helped every one of our customers achieve their modernization objectives with 100% success.

We dig deep into our customer’s concerns and requirements, then make the migration part of legacy modernization simple and easy. Applications, data, workflow and hardware – we do it all, guiding our customers through the process.

Through rigorous pre-planning and study, MSS gains a thorough understanding of the organization’s past and present IT structures and issues. Combining this with our mainframe experience and the target product knowledge, we then deliver a migration proposal for your team’s consideration.

We find this step to be the most important in the whole process as it helps to clarify the business reason for modernization. This process of defining the migration is the key to mitigating risk, securing departmental buy in and ensuring a smooth transition to the new environment.

Whilst many of our migrations have been based on the core elements of our product suite, every end solution is bespoke to the customer.

We have always been realistic and pragmatic in our approach to pricing migrations. In all cases, our migration solutions begin to pay for themselves upon implementation and swiftly equate to massive IT operational cost savings as well as significant increases in performance.

Inventory Discovery

As part of any migration study, one of the assets generated by this activity is a full inventory of the legacy system and its applications and processes. Increasingly our customers approach us in the first instance to understand what it is that they have in their legacy estate. MSS has ready to use tools to support the discovery and inventory process.

The discovery process includes documenting all application code, third party and operating system software, all interfaces, process and procedure descriptions, machine readable job and transaction logs, as well as test case definitions and test procedures. This process is iterative.

Whether the customer is considering migration or not, the Discovery and Inventory process can be seen to be the first “real migration” task as the application code and all the artifacts the applications are built from are analyzed with a migration focus. At the end of this process, a complete migration project plan can be wrapped around the inventory documentation at no extra cost to the customer.

The MSS Synchronizer

The MSS Synchronizer is a way to facilitate real-time parallel running of online and batch transactions during an application rewrite or migration project. It allows for a phased transition to a new platform providing the ability to synchronize data between dissimilar database technologies and schemas.  By comparing the old with the new in real time and in parallel, The MSS Synchronizer ensures the success of an application rewrite or migration project.

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Consulting

Our staff and global associates are spread around the world from North America to Asia Pacific. Our people speak and know a myraid of mainframe technologies – all of them specialists in their own right, hand picked for their deep sector expertise. Based on a customer brief, we can match the appropriate highly skilled individual to the task at hand, no matter how big or small.

MSS offers its customers consulting services included in its Software as a Service model with any modernization project.

Please email consulting@mssint.com with any specific requirements you have.